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TechInsights’ success is founded upon the expertise of its patent and technology analysts, their continuous spirit of research and innovation, and a focus on client satisfaction. Our engineering and consulting teams combine cutting edge reverse-engineering capabilities with a deep understanding of patents to deliver high value solutions for our clients. Our staff work with 37 of the top 50 US patent holders, a veritable who’s who of the technology industry. These global giants trust us to help them build a competitive advantage and to protect and grow the potential of their intellectual property
We have one of the most advanced in-house technical labs in the world with state-of-the-art equipment that enables investigation from “atom-to-system”. Our experienced staff and sophisticated capabilities combine to reveal the innovation that others can’t inside electronics, semiconductor, systems and software. If going deep inside technology and intellectual property to understand how a product functions, is made or maps to a patent gets you excited, you belong here.
Have a peak at our technical blog to get an idea of the range of products that we love to analyze, day-in and day-out.
TechInsights has repeatedly been recognised by its employees as a top place to work in the National Capital Region over the last few years. This recognition is noteworthy because it is based on the input of employees who participate in anonymous surveys.
Here are a few examples of comments made by TechInsights employees when responding to the Employees’ Choice Awards survey conducted by Ottawa Business Journal and Talent Map. If you like what you see, you belong here.
“This is one of the most open environments I have ever worked in. There isn’t anything you can’t ask. I felt connected and supported from Day 1.”
“The technology in the labs is state-of-the-art. You really feel like you are pushing the limit of what is possible. It doesn’t feel like a job or work. It’s a real rush.”
“The successes I have enjoyed would not have been possible without the positive respectful corporate culture that has been fostered here.”
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We often engage professionals from around the globe in a variety of consulting and project-based work.
Examples of expertise we typically draw on to deliver world-class patent and competitive technical analysis solutions include: semiconductor design and fabrication, systems and software.
Yes! We work with our staff to find a balance between both work and family needs by offering flexible hours and schedules. We recognize a standard work week, typically from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on your role, you will have the ability to shift your hours to facilitate the flexibility you need while contributing to TechInsights’ success.
We care about the wellness of our staff, and the benefits of regular physical activity are well known: lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, improved physiological well-being, and higher energy levels, to name a few. We offer a fitness reimbursement because we see it as a tremendous low-cost, high-value benefit to all employees and helps promote a healthier you. Simply enroll at your favorite fitness centre and we reimburse you $250 annually towards the cost of membership. Not a fan of fitness centres? You may also choose to use this reimbursement towards the cost of a variety of sports activities, or even our onsite instructor-led yoga and boot camp classes. Talk to our HR team for more information.
Vacation purchase or sell program
While we encourage all employees to take full advantage of their vacation allowance to recharge; you may need less or more time off. Our vacation purchase program gives you the flexibility to buy more time and take that extra special vacation. Or you can sell vacation time to pocket some extra money.
Comprehensive benefits are part of our full-time permanent employee compensation package. These kick-in from day one and include:
Our Ottawa office is five minutes from the Queensway and has ample free parking when you arrive. Robertson Road is also well serviced by buses with stops within a quick stroll. We also have a bicycle rack, lockers and showering facilities for our many avid cyclists.
We support a number of give-back initiatives including:
We provide ongoing opportunities for high school and college/university co-op students to learn in an apprenticeship-style setting.
Absolutely, we want your CV! We keep track of all resumes using our searchable database and regularly reach out to experienced professionals for contract, consulting, or project-based work. We regularly hire experts in consumer electronics, semiconductors and systems/software related to architecture, structure, design testing or analysis; lab services related to teardown, advanced sample preparation, imaging and testing; and intellectual property related to patent validity, evidence of use, due diligence, and patent landscaping. If you have experience with the technology areas we work in [LINK technologies we cover page] and/or patent experience, please send us your CV and tell us about your interests and how you would like to contribute to our amazing team.
TechInsights is committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Please visit our Accessibility page to learn more.
TechInsights is home to a multicultural workforce that thrives on a strong sense of camaraderie, mutual respect, and shared goals. More importantly, ours is an environment and culture that celebrates, rewards, and recognizes individual contributions and successes. Working at TechInsights is ideal for those who are naturally inquisitive and there are always new and intriguing challenges awaiting a solution.
Defining attributes of the TechInsights culture include: